Does anyone here make things to sell at craft shows? Would you be willing to share your experiences?
Oh...a woodworker! Have I got a project for you............:laugh:I'm thinking of making wood things, as woodworking is a hobby.
Mind me asking what you would spend on an acceptable quilt rack? What would a fair price be for a non-FV quilter? Besides stability, what do you want to see in a quilt rack? There's a small quilt store nearby that I used to be a customer of before wadding up my muslin attempt at a crotch curve in a ball and throwing it as hard as I could into the dark corner of the closet a couple years ago.Oh...a woodworker! Have I got a project for you............:laugh:
I ALWAYS look at the quilt racks at our craft shows. They are usually just made out of pine --and that part is okay .......what isn't okay....is that they don't have the feet large enough (or? --shaped right) on them and when you put a heavy quilt on them they tip over!!
Good luck in finding goodies to sell. We have quite a few woodworkers that go to ours but sorry, can't tell you what sells and what doesn't. I love looking at the ? intarsia? I think it is called. The pieces they have put together like a puzzle............BEAUTIFUL STUFF!
Thanks! I'm also thinking of contacting local retail businesses to see if they'd be willing to offer some things on consignment maybe. Quilt racks at the sewing store, bottle stoppers at the homebrew store and liquor stores, etc. I'll stop by the sewing store first to ask if they think such things would move or not. The homebrew store said he's not sure how they'd move, but bottlestoppers are cheap and low labor to make, so low risk.Before you make anything check out the areas that you intend to sell in. Go to the fairs and shows and see what is selling. I did craft fairs years ago and never made much. It depends on the show and the price. Some people come just to steal your ideas. Be careful with the information you share. If you have a unique do dad beware of people asking too many questions on how you made it. I actually had a couple tell me that they never buy anything they just come to see what is out and go home and make it themselves. You can always say it is a family secret. You can try etsy and sell online.